March 7, 2022
Excellence is always a worthwhile pursuit. But if you cross the line to making perfection the goal, you risk slowing progress, or worse, never getting started. “One of the traits of perfectionism is to avoid situations where you might fail.” To be a high-impact contributor, with a focus on continuous improvement, seek stretch.
“Seek out experiences in which you are not already competent. Find opportunities to test your skills and push hard enough that you fail sometimes. Learning cannot occur without failure. If you’re never failing, you’re probably not stretching yourself enough—and you may be striving for perfection instead of excellence.”
To your success!